This past week was LONG. I spent a good deal of my last week trying to get up to speed on our new term we just entered, so I could settle in for Term 2. By the end of the week, things were looking pretty decent though, so I have high hopes for this coming one!
My BFF Doc is in the process of interviewing for medical internships across the country. I don't understand most of what's going on, nor how this crazy process works or is feasible at all, but I was lucky enough to have her hanging around my place this weekend. Although she had to work on an assignment on her laptop all day, we sat around in our pj's watching random stuff on DVR, and I worked on crafty things that I honestly hadn't touched in over two years! Below is the afghan I finished crocheting on Saturday. It's now right on time for the holiday season.
For some reason, the picture isn't so great, but it is a "knobby" (if that's the right word) yarn and stitch that gives it a bit of character. I was also working on a felt advent calendar, that was just for fun, but I doubt I'll really make much of a dent on that one before Christmas!
Local Author Book Club through my school district, "Teaching Through Literature Discussions," so I'm actually just starting The Hourglass Door by Lisa Mangum. I'll really have to get a move on to get that finished by Thursday. Later this week, I'll be holding a giveaway on this first book in her series, since I already owned a copy before the book club gave me a second! Keep your eyes out for that giveaway.
I actually met the author at a book signing at a local Barnes and Nobles event in my area. Just about every author from this area was there, and I went and purchased way too many books that day and had them signed. I even took a few pictures with the authors. I'll be honest, the pictures didn't turn out, so I felt it was a fail on my part and didn't end up posting them.
On the blogging side of things, I'm excited to join in on two book swaps this year for Christmas! The first swap I joined was the Broke and Bookish Secret Santa swap (open through 11/17).
The second swap I joined was the Holiday Swap, which I participated in last year (open through 11/14). Last year, I posted about the gift I sent in my December 3rd post. Later, I shared in "Let the Holidays Begin...on Wednesday" what I received. It was a lot of fun not only to participate, but to see all of the other posts that were shared during the swap. If you're interested in sharing in the fun, I say join! You still have a little while to join in, so do it today.
That's it for my weekend. What have you been up to?